2017 was the 70th anniversary of the glorious Edinburgh Fringe Festival! If you missed out last year, then maybe this year is your chance! Be part of the magic from the 03 – 27 August 2018 and experience the best performances from artists around the globe! Find out what to see at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and find cheap hotel deals below….

The biggest festival of its kind, Edinburgh Fringe Festival is renowned worldwide for its atmosphere and creativeness. And if there’s ever a reason to visit the Scottish capital… it’s this! It’s one of those things you just have to witness at some point in your lifetime :) The first week of the celebration has enchanted thousands of visitors, but the best is yet to come so clear your calendars and book your Edinburgh trip today!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Taking place between the 3rd and 27th of August, this is bound to be a great way to finish off your summer! You won’t have a spare minute :) There’s excitement buzzing through the city and spirits running high… it’s just a fantastic time to be in Edinburgh!

You’ll spot thousands of performers, hundreds of stages and a whole host of excited crowds all over the city… turning the capital into a colourful, joyful theatre for pretty much a whole month!

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What is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

Performances include everything from theatre, comedy and dance to music, circus, operas, spoken word and everything in between. AND, there’s plenty for children as well, so it can really be a great family day out!

Although the festival is quite a modern affair now, it actually dates all the way back to 1947 when 8 theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the International Festival, in an attempt to enrich European cultural life after the Second World War… so, not only is it rich in talent and spirit… it’s also incredibly rich in history.

In 2016 there were 50,266 performances and 294 venues.. so, just a decent size then…! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a MASSIVE event and I cannot recommend it highly enough… so make sure you start planning your trip!

Edinburgh Fringe Street Performer

Find cheap hotels in Edinburgh!

Although, seeing as it’s definitely Edinburgh’s busiest time of year,  you’ve plenty of choice for when to go…  get booking hotels  or apartments ASAP. Daytime on the streets is a party… the nights, not so much, so get that hotel booked! The festivities go on for pretty much the entire month, so pick your dates and follow my link below to find the cheapest offers around.

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What’s on Edinburgh Fringe 2018?

To make the most of this year’s festival you should head right over to the official homepage edfringe.com to download yourselves a full program of  the mesmerising shows and acts. The program is divided by sections like ‘Cabaret and Variety’, ‘Comedy’, ‘Dance’, and many more, so take your time to browse your favourite section and book your tickets online. If you just can’t manage to decide in advance, you should download the official Fringe App.

Tickets & Program Edinburgh Fringe 

A definite must-see is the Festival Fireworks Concert, with a 45-minute performance of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra! :) The best thing about this gem? Why not grab a blanket, find a viewpoint and tune in to local radio! You don’t need a fortune to enjoy the fringe :*

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